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COVID hospitalizations nearing or reaching record highs in several provinces

COVID hospitalizations nearing or reaching record highs in several provinces

Former CEO of the University Health Network and Ontario deputy health minister Dr. Bob Bell says every Western country dealing with COVID's fast spreading Omicron variant has a stressed hospital system right now
First Nations brace for labour challenges brought by Omicron-fuelled COVID-19 surge

First Nations brace for labour challenges brought by Omicron-fuelled COVID-19 surge

Half the population of Bearskin Lake First Nation had tested positive for COVID-19 this week, which has left a large proportion of the community in isolation
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> 'Why do I feel so guilty?' Saskatchewan residents sending rapid tests out of province

BEYOND LOCAL: 'Why do I feel so guilty?' Saskatchewan residents sending rapid tests out of province

It's puzzling for most people elsewhere in Canada where the demand for tests vastly outweighs supply
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> The James Webb Space Telescope will map the atmosphere of exoplanets

BEYOND LOCAL: The James Webb Space Telescope will map the atmosphere of exoplanets

With the Webb telescope, it will be possible to apply the mapping methods to measure the three-dimensional variation of exoplanet atmospheres
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> here’s what you need to know about the $40B child welfare agreements

BEYOND LOCAL: here’s what you need to know about the $40B child welfare agreements

The agreements represent a commitment of the concerned parties to work together to agree on the details to compensate First Nations children and their caregivers who were harmed by Canada’s discriminatory conduct
<b>CANADA:</b> Rapid spread of Omicron showing 'tale of two pandemics: rich and poor'

CANADA: Rapid spread of Omicron showing 'tale of two pandemics: rich and poor'

As provinces scale back eligibility for PCR testing, private testing companies in Ontario can offer same-day results for those willing to pay $160 or more for the service
The best way to stick to your New Year's resolution is  to make an ‘old year’s resolution’

The best way to stick to your New Year's resolution is to make an ‘old year’s resolution’

More often than not, the best-laid plans for the new year go awry
Ontario long-term care homes see staff absences of 20 to 30 per cent amid outbreaks

Ontario long-term care homes see staff absences of 20 to 30 per cent amid outbreaks

Some homes have reported staff absences as high as 20 to 30 per cent in areas hardest hit by COVID-19, the minister responsible for the sector said Thursday
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> The economy of cute

BEYOND LOCAL: The economy of cute

The cute economy is not only a network of cute content that people participate in making, sharing and circulating but also a multibillion-dollar business
Cineplex lays off nearly 5,000 part-time workers after province closes movie theatres

Cineplex lays off nearly 5,000 part-time workers after province closes movie theatres

A total of 67 Cineplex theatres are affected by today's action